White Man Bombs 16th Street Baptist Church
In Birmingham, a white man is seen placing a box containing a bomb under the steps of the 16th Street Baptist Church, a black congregation. The explosion kills four black girls attending Sunday school. Twenty-three others people are also injured in the blast.
I Have a Dream Delivered on Washington Mall
The Largest Cohort of African American Men Graduate Harvard
As Author Kent Garrett put it: “In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited an unprecedented eighteen “Negro” boys as an early form of affirmative action. Four years later [in 1963] they would graduate as African Americans.”